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INFORMATION
Indiana's only 100 Mile Trail Race - April 25-26, 2015
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We are very pleased to announce that the only 100 mile trail race in the state of Indiana will be held at Chain O' Lakes State Park in Albion, Indiana on April 25-26, 2015.

Please note that there will also be a 50 mile race option on the same course with the 100 mile race. There will be a 30 hour time limit for the 100 milers and a 15 hour time limit for the 50 milers.

The Indiana Trail 100 is a non-profit event managed by ultra-runners with the net proceeds going back to the park. We are convinced that once you run on our scenic course you will keep coming back. We will help you achieve your goal, whether it's your first 50 or 100 miler or setting your personal record time.


The Indiana Trail 100 is pleased to announce that the 2015 race will be a qualifier for the 2016 Western States Endurance Run.

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Shan Riggs wins the Second Annual Indiana Trail 100 with a winning time of 17:41. winner

The following people won their respective categories:
First Place Overall Male 100 Miler - Shan Riggs 17:41
First Place Overall Female 100 Miler - Jen Skelly 18:56
First Place Indiana Male 100 Miler - Vince Corona 17:55
First Place Indiana Female 100 Miler - Erin Brady 20:21

First Place Overall Male 50 Miler - Matthew Daniels 6:48
First Place Overall Female 50 Miler - Heather Pietrykowski 7:40
First Place Indiana Male 50 Miler - Mathew Moody 7:12
First Place Indiana Female 50 Miler - Suzi Swinehart 9:20

ANNOUNCEMENTS

These are the women's jackets for next year's Indiana Trail 100. Please note that the poppy color jacket will be the predominant jacket color that Salomon is providing. You will not be given a color choice when you register. The fairest way to do this will be first come first serve as you sign up. The men's will be black.
May Announcements

1) 2015 Race Dates – The 2015 Indiana Trail 100 will be held at Chain O’Lakes State Park on April 25-26. Please save these dates to be a part of our event. For those new to the Indiana Trail 100, we feature a 100 mile and 50 mile run. We do not offer any distances shorter than 50 miles. If you’re interested in our event but don’t believe that you’re ready to run at least 50 miles, then please consider becoming a pacer. Please contact us for further details.
2) 2015 Race Registration – Registration for the 2015 Indiana Trail 100 will begin on Saturday, May 24th. Please enter online through the Indiana Trail 100 website, under Entry/Registration. Once again, the registration will be provided through RunRace.
3) Cap – The limit for the 2015 Indiana Trail 100 will be 360 runners. It is at the race committee’s discretion to determine the limits for 100 mile and 50 mile entries, respectively. We will provide advanced notice if we decide to close down one of the fields due to the maximum limit.
4) Waiting List – As soon as the 2015 Indiana Trail 100 reaches its limit of 360 runners, we will institute a waiting list. The runners will be placed on the waiting list in the order they sign up; the first on the waiting list will be the first to take the place of someone that drops out.
5) No Refunds/No Transfers – Due to the implementation of the waiting list, there will be no refunds and no transfers.
6) Western States/Ultra-Trail Du Mont-Blanc – Please note that the Indiana Trail 100 is a Western States and Ultra-Trail Du Mont-Blanc qualifying race.
7) Midwest Super Slam – Please note that the 2015 Indiana Trail 100 is part of the 2015 Midwest Super Slam.

 

BUCKLE
Here is some background and information on the artist:

Buckle and medal design by Catherine Nagy Mowry of the Miami Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.

MEDAL
Catherine's art reflects the strength and guidance of native women in the Miami Indian tribe.  Catherine has captured in her design the traditional Native American runner providing a vital communication link between villages.  These runners were the fabric that held their society together and as such were very esteemed and revered.  The strength, endurance, and dependability of these runners captures the essence of the journey our modern day couriers (runners) will undertake.
 
Through our research, we've discovered that running was not just a chore or responsibility for the Miami Indians. They enjoyed it and looked forward to it. We felt that this was an important quality, as it goes with the ultra runner's motto of "we don't have to, we get to." Collectively, it was important to us to honor the first inhabitants of Chain O'Lakes and their spirit with these buckles and medals and we hope you feel the same way.

Buckle and medal fabrication by Indiana Metal Craft, Bloomington, Indiana.

 

We will have a series of announcements each month until the start of the inaugural Indiana Trail 100. Please see the following and let us know if you have any questions or need additional information:

The Indiana Trail 100 is proud to be a part of the 2015 Midwest Grand Slam of Ultrarunning. The Indiana Trail 100 will serve as the springboard event for the other four races in the Slam: The Kettle Moraine 100 Mile Endurance Run, the Mohican Trail 100 Mile Run, the Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run, and the Hallucination 100 Mile Run. Anyone that completes all five events will be designated a Super Slammer. Please visit the Midwest Grand Slam of Ultrarunning website for further details on how you can become a part of the Midwest Super Slammers .

DROP BAGS for your extra gear & special needs:

  • Print (large) your name, bib # clearly labeled on the bag.
  • This is at the 2nd aid station about 9 miles into the loop - all races

Course

The course is a 16.67 mile mixture of wide and narrow trails - from rolling hills, dirt, and off camber grass sections. There will be relatively little road running on the course. The terrain and woods provides protection from the wind. Most of the trails surround many of the lakes.

Our course is different from other ultras previously run at Chain O'Lakes.

Indiana Trail 100 Staff

We're pleased to announce that Mary Ann Troutner has become a part of the Indiana Trail 100 staff. Mary Ann has extensive committee experience and as a native of Albion is ideally suited to help make this a showcase event for the local community and Chain O'Lakes State Park - the host site and benefactor of event proceeds

Shirts/Hats

Indiana Trail 100 tech shirts and hats are now available for purchase. To order, please click the below link.   Sponsors

We would like to welcome Fort Wayne Metals as a new sponsor to the Indiana Trail 100. They join Culligan Water of Columbia City, Jameson Coffee, Three Rivers Running Company, Whitley Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Montrail, 2Toms and 100 Mile Blend Coffee. We thank all of them for their support of the Indiana Trail 100. Please visit their links and support our sponsors.

Training Runs

We'll have unofficial training runs almost every weekend leading up to the Indiana Trail 100. We welcome any individuals or groups that would like to join us for these runs to familiarize yourself with the course. Please check the Indiana Trail 100 Facebook site for future training run information.

Volunteers

We're in search of volunteers to assist with trail maintenance. This includes accepting assistance of any ultra runners that need to fulfill volunteer obligations as part of an ultra event in 2014-2015.

If you have an interest in this or volunteering for other race-related events, please contact Jerry Diehl at jdiehl@indianatrail100.com for more details. We thank you for making this event a great success.

Please keep checking our website and Facebook site for more details about training runs and any other items about the race that will interest you.

 

 

SPONSORS
Sport One Ortho Northeast

Salomon

Whitley Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Culligan Water of Columbia City

GU

Three Rivers Running Company

Brett Hess Insurance Services

RunRace.net

Where Runners and Races Connect

Fort Wayne Metals

Jameson Coffee

100 Mile Blend

Running Around Screen Printing

Eaton

2Toms

Parkview Health

Subway Restaurant - Albion, Ligonier, Rome City

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